When searching for a senior living facility, many places have you choose between assisted living or skilled nursing. At Brentwood, you don’t have to choose just one.
Typically, assisted living and skilled nursing are considered two completely different forms of care. Assisted living is generally considered a more residential type of care for seniors who may need assistance with everyday tasks while having a social environment for residents to enjoy. Skilled nursing, on the other hand, is considered more of a medical setting for the residents because it requires the care to be provided by licensed nurses and doctors who provide physical therapy, artificial respiration, or other regular medical assistance.
Now that you know the difference between the two, we can get to the three reasons why you should choose assisted living with skilled nursing.
Whether you need the services of a skilled nursing environment for a short time and then want to transition to an assisted living space, having both services under one roof makes the transition easier and you’ll still be surrounded by the same great people who care for you and have gotten to know you.
This leads to greater independence for residents to enjoy life on their own time while having a strong support system. You’ll have access to different degrees of care based on your needs and can balance your medical care needs and desired social life more easily than anywhere else that only offers either skilled nursing or assisted living.
Combining these two services brings the community together more than what could be done by each service on its own. When you choose a senior living community that incorporates assisted living with skilled nursing it allows for you to not compromise between a thriving social life and best-in-class care. You can enjoy the engaging activities and social events with a professionally trained support staff ready to tend to each resident’s needs.
At Brentwood, we offer a state-of-the-art activities program that provides classes on a wide variety of interests, from history and spirituality to crafts and sports, plus so much more.
An assisted living community with skilled nursing allows you to be in complete control of your care. Even as your needs change over the years and through different situations, facilities that offer both services develop real relationships between you and the staff for care that is unique to you and your needs.
Skilled nursing facilities specialize in round-the-clock professional nursing care and rehabilitation. Assisted living provides a focus on help with everyday tasks such as bathing and dressing or preparing meals. You shouldn’t have to choose between one or the other, especially when you have needs that fall under both categories.
Brentwood includes both of these services and also rehabilitation and memory care services to enhance the level of personalized care you can receive all in one place no matter the situation you may find yourself in.
A balanced diet is important for a healthy lifestyle. Assisted living with skilled nursing means that your medical care and daily life assistance, including your meals, are so closely related that your meals are made with your specialized dietary needs in mind. Get delicious meals throughout the day made just for you with input from your professional nursing care takers, so each dish is made with your health in mind, whether you need a low-sodium, diabetic, or other specific diet.
Brentwood Health Care Center has a long history of providing best-in-class care. We provide assisted living with skilled nursing and a full range of rehabilitation services and memory care as well. That’s because we believe that everyone who joins our community at Brentwood is a part of our family and we want to provide the best for our family.
Contact us today to learn more about how we can provide the care your loved one deserves.